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All LA SBDC workshops are currently being offered online only.

Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home restrictions, all LA SBDC workshops are being rescheduled or offered online only. If you’ve registered for a workshop, please check your email or the calendar listing for the latest updates.

If your business is affected by COVID-19, view the LA SBDC COVID-19 Response Guide here.

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May 2020

Webinar-E-commerce: Top E-commerce Metrics to Watch and Understanding Google Analytics

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to explore marketing options in this two-part webinar bundle: 5/13 & 5/14 -Learn the key e-commerce metrics you’ll need to grow your business -Overview of Google Analytics -Monitoring the important KPIs -How to build useful dashboards REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Finding Funding

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This webinar session will highlight financing options for small business including alternative lenders, crowd funding, merchant services, suppliers, investors, etc. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Networking for Business: Tips for Building Rapport and Effective Networking

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Businesses at every stage require investments – both in cash and through an in-kind support system. Networking for business can vary - publicizing your product/service, finding a mentor, seeking investment for your business, or discovering investment opportunities for your business or just to connect with other professionals. But, it always starts with building rapport and effective communication. This webinar will discuss networking strategies for quickly building rapport and establishing contacts with others in the community. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Start Your Business for Veterans, Military and Spouses

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn to start, run and grow your business. This workshop covers critical topics such as business development, market research, business entities and so much more. Don’t waste another minute, join us in learning how to bring your entrepreneurial idea life. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar-E-commerce: Top E-commerce Metrics to Watch and Understanding Google Analytics

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Come ready to explore marketing options in this two-part webinar bundle: 5/13 & 5/14 -Learn the key e-commerce metrics you’ll need to grow your business -Overview of Google Analytics -Monitoring the important KPIs -How to build useful dashboards REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Value Proposition and Competitive Advantage

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar will help you identify the Competitive Advantage to convey the benefits you provide to your target market.  The four levels of a Value Proposition will be explored: 1) Primary; 2) Prospect; 3) Product; and 4) Process. You will learn the following: -Differences in framing a Value Proposition for a business versus a non-profit/social enterprise entity -Value Proposition versus Competitive Advantage -Effective length of a Value Proposition -Competitive Advantage – the key to outperforming other entrepreneurs and business owners…

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store? Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: 5/19: Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify 5/26: General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) 6/2: Product loading and inventory management 6/9: Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) 6/16: Theme/Design setup 6/23: Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Intro to Certifications and Contracting Opportunities for Veterans, Military and Spouses

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

The session will feature certifications and contracting opportunities as an option for Veteran, Military and Spouse entrepreneurs and business owners who want to diversify and expand their customer base. Participants will be introduced to resources to help with become certified to do business with the Federal, State and Local government and an overview of the process. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Find International Customers

May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Exploring global trade can be challenging when trying to find international customers. Learn tips and techniques including market research to help: -Attract International Customers -Identify Potential Direct/Indirect Distributors REGISTER NOW

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Joint AVTA and SBDC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Outreach and Training Webinar

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

Join the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to learn about resources available to help your business prepare, explore and pursue Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) procurement opportunities. The goal is to help the Small Business Community participate in the local economy where local businesses can provide their services and/or supplies to the AVTA for a contract or other procurement opportunity. Opportunity examples  include construction, specialty contractors, manufacturing, digital signage, wholesalers, furniture, architectural services, landscaping and other…

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Webinar – Accessibility: What Is It and Why Does It Matter to Your E-Commerce Business

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn about accessibility for your E-Commerce business, potential impacts to your business and opportunities to increase customer engagement. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Explore Starting Your Home Based Business

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

This informational Webinar, will give you a good overview of what it takes to Start Your Own Home-Based Business. Having this knowledge will nurture your dream of being self-employed and doing what you want to do in life. From selecting a business and getting it registered to how to balance your home life with our work life, this introduction will help you move forward towards entrepreneurship! REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Tips for Importing

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn tips for importing into the U.S. Do you want to start or expand an import business? It’s important to follow all laws and regulations to avoid an import business nightmare. The following will be covered: -Do I need an import license? -What are the necessary documents? -How to classify the merchandise -What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)? -How can a licensed customs broker help your business? -What is the role of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)? -Important tips…

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store? Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: 5/19: Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify 5/26: General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) 6/2: Product loading and inventory management 6/9: Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) 6/16: Theme/Design setup 6/23: Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 1

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar: Top 10 Ways To Help Grow Your Email Marketing List

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

You have been building your Email Marketing List a customer or a few at a time, but now you are ready to grow it with a goal to reach more people to learn about you and your business...Learn top 10 ways to grow your Email Marketing List. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship for Veterans, Military and Spouses

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial.  This is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”.  The session will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow and how to bring your vision to life.  Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal business. Featured Topics: – Common Characteristics of an Entrepreneur – Types of Entrepreneurs –…

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June 2020

6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store? Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: 5/19: Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify 5/26: General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) 6/2: Product loading and inventory management 6/9: Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) 6/16: Theme/Design setup 6/23: Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – WordPress Survival – Part 2

Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Using WordPress or thinking about using WordPress, this two part webinar will provide tips and techniques to help make it easier to navigate, increase productivity, and lead the path to more visibility for your business and customers. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Jun 3 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Some are entrepreneurs or naturally entrepreneurial. The Entrepreneurship Series is an opportunity to explore the “entrepreneur in you”. This featured webinar will highlight entrepreneurship as an option to generate income and cash flow, provide steps to start a formal business, and explore how to develop a business model to bring your vision to life.  Participants will also be introduced to resources to help you take the next step in starting or growing your business, or transitioning from current activity into a formal…

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Webinar – New Client Orientation

Jun 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This orientation will give insight into starting and running a successful small business. You will learn all about what the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has to offer and how we can assist you in establishing or maintaining your small business through one-on-one consultation and training seminars. We offer the New Client Orientation free of charge to all new clients.   REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – The Rise of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Augmented Reality in E-Commerce

Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Augmented Reality, as tools to explore for your E-Commerce business. REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – Finding Funding

Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Explore a variety of funding types for your business. Capital is critical for all businesses. The type of business, your capital needs, and additional factors may influence what you explore. There are many types of capital including owner investment, profit reinvestment, loans from a bank, loans from an alternative financial resources(non-banks), equipment financing, tax credits, supplier credit, credit lines, equity lines, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Investors, money invested by family & friends, Crowd Funding, etc. REGISTER NOW

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6-Part Webinar Series – Building and Launching Your Shopify Store

Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Thinking about launching a Shopify Store? Learn how to build and launch your Shopify Store over a 6-part webinar series with the following sessions: 5/19: Introduction to e-commerce and Shopify 5/26: General store setup (admin functions, taxes, shipping, etc.) 6/2: Product loading and inventory management 6/9: Static and automatic collection/category creation (sorting and filtering) 6/16: Theme/Design setup 6/23: Shopify App Store and How to find the best apps for business and launching REGISTER NOW

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Webinar – How to Adapt for COVID-19 – Low/No Cost Marketing Strategies

Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn about helpful strategies to keep your marketing momentum strong, during this down time. Strategies include: -How to Maintain a Social Media presence during a down period -How to Network with Social Distancing -Valuable Marketing Resources to Help You and Your Business Stay Connected -Marketing Decisions: What to do when times are slow? Where to invest? REGISTER NOW

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